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University researchers develop 50 gigapixel camera, hope it hits the mainstream in five years

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Gigapixel cameras aren't exactly hot-off-the-presses, but a few wizards at Duke and the University of Arizona may be close to getting that sort of technology into your future point-and-shoot. Reportedly, electrical engineers with gobs of free time and an imagination the size of Coach K's ego have managed to...
University researchers develop 50 gigapixel camera, hope it hits the mainstream in five years
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T-Mobile may not get the iPhone 5, but it's getting its SIM cards

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Even though it’s never officially offered the device, T-Mobile has long supported the iPhone on its 2G networks by simply selling its customers SIM cards they can slot into their handsets. The new iPhone 5, however, uses new nano-SIM technology – try as hard as you like but you won’t...
T-Mobile may not get the iPhone 5, but it's getting its SIM cards
3,997 Models: Android Fragmentation As Seen By The Developers Of OpenSignalMaps

Why Eyeballs No Longer Matter For Startups

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Need funding for your startup? Don't load up your PowerPoint with nifty charts showing all the users your online service has grabbed. Venture capitalists are no longer impressed. These days, investors want to hear about the revenue you're generating, not the traffic. "There have been a lot of companies that...
Why Eyeballs No Longer Matter For Startups

Rather Than Pay Yahoo’s Troll Tax, Facebook Built A Patent Fortress

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Facebook had a choice to make: pay off Yahoo with gobs of money and remain vulnerable to other patent trolls, or make a long-term investment into a intellectual property portfolio it can protect itself with for years to come. Facebook wisely took the second path, as solidified by its $550...
Rather Than Pay Yahoo’s Troll Tax, Facebook Built A Patent Fortress
Why patent trolls will laugh in the face of the US government's weak attempts to fight them
Facebook adds new actions: running, walking, reading ... and maybe even making gobs of money

Watch this kid tear up the racetrack in a modified 500 watt .66 hp Pixar Powerwheel [video]

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Warning: if you are a parent, you are about to be shown up. Further warning: if you are a squeamish, overprotective parent, this video is going to make you queasy. Every kid’s dream is to have one of those little plastic cars that they can drive. They come in Jeep,...
Watch this kid tear up the racetrack in a modified 500 watt .66 hp Pixar Powerwheel [video]
The number of mobile-related patents is exploding (and that could be a problem)
Google's awesome 'Field Trip' app launches for Apple's iPhone

Despite Its Reputation for Referring Traffic, Pinterest Is Blocking All Sorts of Links

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In its short life as a top-tier Web site, Pinterest has earned much acclaim for sending gobs of good traffic to other sites. People see pretty pictures on Pinterest, and they click to buy things on other sites. But Pinterest — which had 31.9 million global unique visitors in May, per...
Despite Its Reputation for Referring Traffic, Pinterest Is Blocking All Sorts of Links

Google Has A Magic Money Making Machine (GOOG, FB)

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Here's one thing that's clearer than ever after Facebook's IPO mess: Google has a magic money making machine, and it's possible no other internet company will ever have the same sort of (relatively) easy success. The number one comparison point for Facebook as it headed towards an IPO was Google....
Google Has A Magic Money Making Machine (GOOG, FB)

Open Compute Project: Can Facebook Help Save The World?

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Hardware generally doesn’t interest me too much, so when I heard about the Open Compute project I didn’t give it too much attention. Casually reading up on the subject a little more left me even less interested. Why should Facebook have to design their own hardware, I wondered? Wouldn’t hardware...
Open Compute Project: Can Facebook Help Save The World?

How the LTE iPhone 5 will make mobile data cheaper

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After taking a pass with the iPhone 4S, Apple has finally welcomed LTE into its smartphone family. That means faster download and upload speeds to the iconic device, but the implications of a 4G iPhone on the wireless industry and on consumers are much greater than mere speed. LTE isn’t...
How the LTE iPhone 5 will make mobile data cheaper

Why retailers want to take the wheel on mobile payments

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When cellular carriers, banks, credit card companies, web giants and start-ups eye the opportunity in mobile payments, they imagine themselves making gobs of money by selling retailers on the merits of their technology. Turns out the retailers might have their own plans. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal,...
Why retailers want to take the wheel on mobile payments
GM turns to QR codes and smartphones for Chevy Volt info

Waze begins monetization push with location-guided ads

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Waze, a crowd-sourced navigation app, has become an important free tool for 30 million users, who spend an average of 440 minutes a day in the app each month. That’s a lot of people spending gobs of time telling Waze where they’re going and what they’re stopping for on their...
Waze begins monetization push with location-guided ads

Lenovo ThinkPad tab revisits FCC packing 3G radio, no LTE

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Though it still lacks an official moniker, Lenovo's so-called Thinkpad tablet (aka the TP00043AEF) is racking up copious frequent flyer miles with yet another journey past the FCC's prying eyes. This time, the Windows 8 slate is packing WCDMA II and V radios, the 3G bands supported by AT&T...
Lenovo ThinkPad tab revisits FCC packing 3G radio, no LTE

Microsoft Surface Pro Is Even Harder To Fix Than An iPad

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For all the wonder and convenience of the post-PC era, there's one big disadvantage worth griping about: As we move toward tablets and smartphones, our devices are getting harder to open up and fix ourselves. It's not just Apple products, either. Sure, Cupertino's wares have become so notoriously hard-to-fix for...
Microsoft Surface Pro Is Even Harder To Fix Than An iPad

Microsoft takes on Dropbox with major SkyDrive update

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A couple of years ago we lamented the stated of Microsoft's cloud storage services. On the one hand, there was SkyDrive, with gobs of storage. On the other hand, there was Mesh, with file synchronization and remote access. Two separate products, when really there should have been one. And...
Microsoft takes on Dropbox with major SkyDrive update
Apple TV Teardown Reveals Upgraded Wireless, Single-Core A5

ANALYST: Buy Facebook Because It's An 'Option On The World' (FB)

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Catch the falling knife. That's the bold call from Needham analyst Laura Martin, who initiates the stock with a $40 price target, a number that would have seemed modest a couple of days ago, but which is in fact represents a 29% gain from where it closed yesterday. Martin calls...
ANALYST: Buy Facebook Because It's An 'Option On The World' (FB)

Timetric raises seed funding to help companies visualize, manage gobs of data

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London-based Timetric raised seed funding to help organizations manage and visualize large amounts of data. The company shows off its data-crunching prowess with government and public data here. (Another example is the embedded graph of the price of cheese sandwich below.) They also provide Timetric Portfolios, a way of analyzing stock portfolios that can...
Timetric raises seed funding to help companies visualize, manage gobs of data

Facebook IPO Post-Mortem

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The much-anticipated Facebook IPO has come and gone. In terms of optics, it was a flop. The stock closed barely above the offering price and so failed to exhibit the "pop" that it was supposed to deliver. Google, in contrast, saw its stock price rise 18 percent on the first...
Facebook IPO Post-Mortem

Attendee At Batman Shooting Plans To Sue Warner Bros For Making Batman Too Violent

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We live in a litigious society. That's not a secret. So it's no surprise that, in the aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado Batman shootings, lawsuits will be filed. But as always the question is: who do you sue? Well, if the linked TMZ article is accurate, Torrence Brown Jr., who...
Attendee At Batman Shooting Plans To Sue Warner Bros For Making Batman Too Violent

Snooth points its sommelier algorithm at Springpad recipes

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When relaxing with a glass of Bordeaux the last thing most people want to do is math. But for wine website Snooth there’s no more perfect pairing than a fine wine and a complex algorithm. Snooth is working with note-taking service Springpad to match the perfect wine to the recipes...
Snooth points its sommelier algorithm at Springpad recipes
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Twitter post-to-Facebook integration adds photos, tags and links, makes wild nights more regrettable

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Twitter has long had the option to send updates to Facebook, but most of what makes Twitter unique has been stripped out while cross-posting the night's escapades. That's been fixed just in time for the weekend. As of now, Twitter has confirmed to The Next Web that updates will...
Twitter post-to-Facebook integration adds photos, tags and links, makes wild nights more regrettable

Was Facebook’s Instagram Buy Money Well Spent? Watch China

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Gobs have been a-babble all week with news of Facebook’s Instagram acquisition and what it means for the future of the Internet, social networks, and world peace. But still fresh from the shock, we find ourselves confronted with an uncomfortable truth: We don’t really know how it’s going to shake...
Was Facebook’s Instagram Buy Money Well Spent? Watch China
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